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Program Details

The Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) underwrites the cost of education and exposes the student to a corporate work environment and positive influences of the supervising professionals. In exchange, employers that participate in CWSP receive high quality cost-effective workers and get to play an active role in students' future success.

How does it work?

Four students share one full-time job, with each student working five full days per month. They are transported to and from work each day, and work standard daily business hours.

Each student is pre-trained in effective communication and professional business skills by Dale Carnegie© trainers. The training prepares students to perform such tasks as filing, copying, faxing, delivering interoffice mail, assembling information packets, very basic data entry, reception, and general "go-for" duties.

Since students are employees of CWSP, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School provides each corporate participant with continuous support of our committed staff supervisors.

The program follows the school year, running annually from the week before Labor Day through the third week of June, and corporate sponsors often choose to continue students' employment through the summer months.

Benefits to the Corporate Participants

  • Make a difference in the local community and significantly impact a young person’s life.
  • Meet your diversity objectives now and improve them by exposing Cristo Rey Jesuit H.S. students to your field of work.
  • Build morale in the workplace and attract the new generation of employees who are looking for socially responsible employers.
  • Attract Cristo Rey Network alumni by being a Cristo Rey friendly company.
  • Receive exceptional value of work performed by previously trained students.
  • Do not worry about permanent commitment, as students are employees of CWSP, not the client companies.
  • Receive hassle free payroll, I-9, Workers’ Compensation, FICA, FUTA and other employer issues because it is handled by the CWSP staff.

What our Corporate Sponsors say

“Irvin has always amazed me on how quickly he focuses all attention to the tasks given to him." ~Derek, Hilton Bloomington

"Kiara’s ability to absorb information and execute tasks efficiently has made her a trustworthy and valuable asset to our department. She takes ownership of her work and can always be trusted to get the job done correctly, on time and always with a positive attitude. I really admire the way she seizes each opportunity to learn and build relationships with her coworkers.” ~Kelly, Ryan Companies US, Inc.

“Jestine is a delight to work with. It has been a joy these last 2.5 years to be her supervisor and I am greatly looking forward to seeing her succeed.” ~Kallie, Gray Plant Mooty

“Ravin comes every week with a smile and a positive can do attitude, ready to work and then staying busy throughout the day. She has won the hearts of her team workers and they look forward to her working with them.” ~Marlene, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

What's in it for students?

  • Students receive a college-prep education while acquiring excellent work experience and marketable job skills.
  • Academic schedules allow students to underwrite more than half of total education cost without ever missing class.
  • They learn to take responsibility and grow in self-respect.
  • Students are able to explore their interests and discover real possibilities for adulthood, college, and careers.
  • They become comfortable in a corporate work environment.

CWSP Partners

Kale Mohammed '14, Senior Class Graduation Speaker, describes their journey. "We have struggled so much, failed countless times, our hearts have been broken so many times that there were moments when we started to lose hope. But we didn't. We persevered. We are unbreakable. I am here to tell you, to tell us that we are living proof that anything is possible."
For the fourth year in row, seniors are meeting with high level executives from our Corporate Work Student Program (CWSP) partners to share their work experience and thank them for their involvement with Cristo Rey Jesuit H.S. and CWSP.
  • September, 2014
    • TueSep02 Boys Soccer Game 7:00 PM
    • WedSep03 Girls Soccer Game 6:00 PM
    • ThuSep04 Boys Soccer Game 6:30 PM
    • MonSep08 Girls Soccer Game 6:30 PM

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School - Twin Cities    •    2924 4th Avenue S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408    •    612-545-9700

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